[mythtv-theming] How would I create a vignette effect with fanart?

David Asher asherml at gmail.com
Thu Sep 24 17:53:15 UTC 2009

On Sep 24, 2009, at 12:21 PM, Stuart Morgan wrote:

> On Thursday 24 Sep 2009 12:48:16 David Asher wrote:
>> I'm interested in creating a similar effect as the vignette version  
>> of
>> the fanart on thetvdb.com (e.g.
>> http://thetvdb.com/banners/fanart/vignette/73739-34.jpg) .  It  
>> seems like
>> the best idea, however, is to download the full sized fanart and  
>> then use
>> MythUI to create the vignette.  That way the theme can decide  
>> whether and
>> what type of vignette to use.
> Something like http://miffteevee.co.uk/imagebin/ 
> filmstrip_browser.png ?
> Ok, I guess that's not a vignette, since it's the whole image but  
> the fade at
> the left edge uses masking.

Yep, similar.  I find it annoying when the fanart gets obscured, so I  
was going to try and create a theme which moves the info off it, and I  
liked the fade effect so there wasn't a hard edge.

That's not one of the examples from the MythUI Demo Themes, is it?


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